WaPo: Some drugs, taken when it’s hot, can provoke serious, sometimes life-threatening reactions. These include drugs widely used for many common conditions, including blood pressure, asthma, depression and allergies, among others. When the temperature rises, they can impair the body’s ability to cope with heat. ... “Heat waves are getting worse with climate change,” Bernstein says. “We need to be mindful when medications mix with heat. Too much heat can make an otherwise safe and effective drug dangerous.” ...
MORE FUNDING, please.
Few studies have examined the dangerous interaction between drugs and heat, and experts say more are needed. “Due to the lack of research in the field, it is impossible to estimate the scale of the problem,” Zhang says. “However, it is for sure that climate change will bring more health problems due to medications. Older people will be especially vulnerable because they usually take more than one drug.” ...
Bernstein agrees on the need for more research. “We would be able to do much more in terms of adjusting and advice if we spent a little more time and money figuring this out,” he says.
Greta on her arrival in NYC in September 2019: 'I see myself everywhere. Just the night before one of my speeches had been projected onto the facade of the UN building.' ...
"The UN predicts that by the year 2050 there will be up to 1 billion climate refugees in the world. I wonder, what will it take for us to start facing these issues and begin to ask the uncomfortable questions?"
Climate Depot's response: "Who cares what the UN predicts by the year 2050?"
Kerry Emanuel claims: "Economic damage, normalized by world domestic product... from weather-related natural disasters have been increasing greatly."
Dr. Pielke responds: "This is incontrovertibly false. Contrary to Emanuel's claims, this metric is not "increasing greatly" (actually it is not even increasing)
"In fact, every study that has looked at global economic losses after normalization (for GDP or other factors) has consistently failed to identify any increase in losses at all."
Emanuel also writes: "There is strong and mounting evidence that climate change is increasing... the incidence of strong hurricanes."
Pielke Jr. responds: "Yet a recent WMO assessment polled its authors & concluded (image) no increase (so how can there be more disasters?)"
Kerry Emanuel has every right to his opinions, of course. But he should attend to his own factual accuracy before claiming (falsely) that "Michael Shellenberger's statement is not defensible" & "is patently false."
WAPO: We have to "manage our expectations," researchers warn.
"The young climate activists clamoring today for rapid cuts to the world’s fossil fuel emissions could be well into their 30s or 40s before the impact of those changes becomes apparent, scientists said in a study published Tuesday. As if curbing climate change wasn’t tough enough already, the new research finds that even if humans sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions now — cutting carbon dioxide, methane and other pollutants by at least 5 percent or more a year — it could still take decades before it’s clear those actions are beginning to slow the rate of the Earth’s warming. ...
Even with an immediate halt to all carbon dioxide emissions, the study found that proof of a change would probably not emerge until 2033...
Countries around the world have agreed in principle to slash their emissions over time as part of the Paris climate accord, but it remains uncertain whether there will be political pressure to pull back if the impacts aren’t immediately visible."
Dinesh D'Souza responds: "What an incredible racket the climate brigade has created. Not only have their models been wildly wrong for DECADES, but now they say they won't even be able to prove their ideas work for 3 more decades! No accountability and no dissent allowed."
Germany is failing to meet its climate goals of reducing carbon-dioxide emissions even after spending over $580 billion by 2025 to overhaul its energy systems. Germany’s emissions miss should be a “wake-up call” for governments everywhere.
Today, German households pay almost 50% more for electricity than they did in 2006 as power prices in Germany are now among the highest in Europe. Much of that increase in electricity cost is the Renewable Surcharge that has increased over the same period by 770%. Germany has learned that clean energy is not energy in totality as wind and solar only provide renewable electricity, and more accurately its only intermittent electricity at best. Renewables have also been the primary driver behind the high costs of electricity for residents of Australia and California.